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Business Health Check

Free Business Health Check: Get ready for the new financial year


With the new financial year here, now is the best time to reassess your business’s practices with our business health check. Read More.

Franchising Code Amendments

Franchising Code Amendments: In force 1 July 2021


On 1 July 2021 amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct took effect. The Franchising Code Amendments further tighten the obligations on Franchisors in a number of respects. In particular, in relation to disclosure, with both new and amended documentation required. Read More.

Australian Law Awards

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021


Ramsden Lawyers has been recognised in several categories for the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Law Firm of the Year, and Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year. Read More.

Coercive Control

Recognising and Criminalising Coercive Control Behaviours


The recent, heightened media focus on domestic violence highlights the need for the community to take a more proactive approach to identifying domestic violence behaviours and criminalising coercive control. Read More.

Issuing a Payment Schedule

Building Industry Fairness Act Part 2: Issuing a Payment Schedule


This is the second article in our three-part series regarding the operations of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (‘BIF Act’). The BIF Act was introduced primarily to simplify the procedure for recovering payments owing to contractors in the building and construction industry. Read More.

property settlement claim

UK’s Largest Property Settlement Claim


UK’s largest property settlement claim, the property pool and the homemaker’s entitlement Read More.

IVF in Australia

Your Legal Guide to IVF in Australia


We explore the laws governing IVF in Australia, your rights and the implications for your children. Read More.


It’s Good to be Different


The recent case of Hashtag Burgers Pty Ltd v In-N-Out Burgers Inc demonstrates the importance for owners and directors to do their trade mark due-diligence both locally and internationally before starting a business or re-branding a business. Read More.


The Court’s Priority to Small Property Settlements


The Federal Circuit Court of Australia prioritises small property settlement claims by introducing a swift and cost effective Court process - PPP500 List. Read More.

lottery winnings and property settlements

Lottery Winnings and Property Settlements: Who gets what?


Have you or your partner won the lotto and have since commenced separation or divorce? Not quite sure how your winnings will be divided in a property settlement? The Ramsden Lawyers team explores how lottery winnings are dealt with in a property settlement to give you a better understanding about what to expect. Read More.

Family Trust

Professionally Maintain Your Family Trust or Risk Legal Proceedings


The recent case of Onza Industries Pty Ltd v Tingalpa Tyre & Mechanical Pty Ltd [2021] QSC 1 demonstrates the consequences of miscommunication when purchasing joint properties under a family trust. Further, Onza v Tingalpa displays the importance for families to properly and professionally maintain their family trusts in order to circumvent needless legal proceedings. Read More.

Travel Exemption

Travel Exemption to Leave Australia


The Covid-19 Pandemic has made it essential for those seeking to travel internationally to first apply for a travel exemption. The Ramsden Lawyers immigration team outlines the grounds which must be satisfied to obtain a travel exemption, as well as our proven record of success in this area. Read More.